Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Okay so I think I'm stuck and I don't know what to do but ask for help. It occured to me this morning that I haven't been doing the right thing since I got back from vacation and if I let that go I'll just gain weight again. I don't want this to sound like an excuse but I live alone and don't actually have any friends that I hang out with during the week or are on this journey too. No work out buddies or people around me for support. No one to meet at the gym, run with or train with. No friends that share my hiking or bike riding hobby either. It's a pretty isolated feeling and it's just too easy to do nothing when you're the only one that knows. I know we don't need someone there to make sure we work out every day, but times like these I do wish I had a workout buddy ringing my doorbell after work to go on a training run. It's why I was thinking of working with a personal trainer, having actual appointments with a person that I have to go to, not just a class that anyone can drop in on.
Today I want to go for a walk during lunch. See, nothing complicated or out of reach. I plan to eat at a different time and then spend the teacher lunch period outside walking. I'll walk 30 minutes in one direction and then back again. Let's see if I can get that done today. No grand after work plans that I don't carry out, just get up during lunch and walk. That's how I started a few years ago, every day for lunch I went walking. I drank water all day and went walking. I don't think I should make so many plans, we all know I'm good at that part. I do wish I had one girlfriend my age I could meet on Saturday mornings for a good 5K training run this Autumn. Then we could get coffee afterwards. It's friendships like that I am lacking and have for quite some time. Regular daily companionship is what I haven't had for years. I see people a few times a year for a birthday or Communion and that's about it. I would like that to change.
Well for now I'll focus on one tiny change that I can make today and that's going to be to walk during my lunch. I need to get out of this building for a solid hour every day to break up the routine. So, today I walk. That's how it starts, one tiny step.